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My baby boy is here!!! A bit early (he was due today!), but both momma and baby are doing great! I can’t even describe the love I feel for this little boy that’s been swimming around in me for 9 months, and this little boy who my husband and I waited so long for and worked so hard to make!
It all started at 5:15AM last Tuesday morning, when I woke up to my water breaking. I got up, went to the bathroom, hung out just to make sure that it was definitely my water and not me peeing in my pants! Sure enough, it was! I woke up my husband to let him know what happened and that I was going to take a shower and get ready. He called the hospital, since my doctors office wasn’t open, and they told us to come in. As I already knew, my water had broken and I was admitted!! I was soooo excited and a bit nervous! I was having my baby sometime within the next 24 hours!!!!
I hung out for a few hours and waited for contractions to start…..and waited, waited, and waited. Didn’t feel a thing, though they were 2-4 minutes apart (sounds like an awesome thing, but not so much)! The doctor wanted me to start Pitocin, but I asked if I could walk around for a while to see if things would happen naturally.
So, I walked……and walked, and walked, did some squats, and walked some more for about 3 hours. Nothing. Grr! Everything I had heard about Pitocin scared the crap out of me! Supposedly once you go on it, you feel nothing and then the next minute BAM! paaaaaaain! I have a pretty high tolerance for pain (remember how I made this little guy?!), so I thought I could handle the contractions if they built up slowly, but I didn’t know how I’d deal with them coming so intense and so fast. I was so nervous about it, but I also knew it was needed to be done and would help me see my little guy sooner.
LUCKILY, the pitocin did NOT work for me like it had for the people I talked to. The contractions DID built up nice and slowly. That doesn’t mean by the end, they didn’t hurt like a mother F%&*@$!!!! I told my doctor that I wanted to try and go without meds, or an epidural, but if I was in enough pain, I’d ask for it. Well…I was doing pretty good for a while, though they were super intense, but they just got so bad that I said if I was only at 5cm, I was getting this stuff called Nubaine, that they said would just “take the edge off” and help me get some rest. They checked me, and tell me I’m at 4cm………FOUR CM!!!! I told them I needed the Nubaine, so they gave it to me shortly after. It did help a bit. I was able to close my eyes and get some rest, though I DID still feel the contractions. That lasted for about oh…not long enough. I could feel the med leaving my body because the next contraction I had was AWFULLLLLL! I decided then, that I wanted the epidural. They checked me again, and I was at 8cm. I would have cried thinking I wouldn’t be able to get it, but they said I could, just a small dosage. I didn’t care! I just needed something!
Shortly after they gave me the epidural I felt sooo much better. I was still able to feel the contractions, they just weren’t as bad. My mom and sister came in and we were talking when all of a sudden I said they needed to go get Keith and the doctor because I felt like I needed to start pushing. Sure enough, when they checked me, I was fully dilated!! Yipee!!! I was sooo excited! I could finally start pushing!
The pushing part didn’t hurt, but my gooooodness I felt like it was impossible!! I felt like I couldn’t do it!! It took an hour, but I did! 🙂 And when my little guy came out and was put on my chest I just started crying!! I couldn’t stop! It felt like it was never going to happen, and here he was, this perfect little guy that I waited so long to meet! I kissed his little fingers, and then they had to take him off to check some stuff out. I found out later that his umbilical cord was wrapped around his little neck 😦 😦 😦 , and that he had a slight fever, but he’s a fighter and it went away on it’s own! Once he was all good, they brought him back to me and I just stared at him….this perfect little baby!! I couldn’t believe it (I honestly still don’t!)
So in love ❤